Mombacho Cigars SA announces the opening of Casa Favilli, its new factory and experience center in Granada, Nicaragua
Granada, Nicaragua based Mombacho Cigars SA (Mombacho) has acquired and restored the historic Casa Favilli as both a premium cigar factory and customer experience center. Constructed in 1925, Casa Favilli was designed and built by Mario Favilli Bendichi, the most prominent Italian architect of Nicaragua and is one of the most recognizable and enduring landmarks in Granada.
“The history and grandeur of our new home and the spirit of architect and sculptor, Mario Favilli, continues to inspire the Mombacho Family to handcraft “Totalmente a Mano” Nicaraguan puros in Granada”, stated Cameron Heaps, co-founder, Mombacho.
The transition to the new facility is grounded in the drive to produce world-class cigars in Granada.
“Nobody wants to make cigars in Granada. They say it’s too hot and humid,” explains Claudio Sgroi, Mombacho’s Master Blender. “Today, we are able to make cigars in a perfect environment, in the oldest town on the American continent and in the tradition of ’totalmente a mano.’ Every process step is exactly climate-controlled, allowing us to deliver the best cigars we’ve ever made, a beautiful marriage of tradition and technology!”
The acquisition of Casa Favilli and restoration within its original style and architectural tradition is symbolic of Mombacho’s overall mission; to provide the most memorable cigar experience in the world.
“The first Mombacho moment was right here in Granada”, said co-founder Markus Raty. ”With the re-opening of Casa Favilli, our love affair with Granada and Nicaragua continues.”
Mombacho will celebrate the official grand opening of Casa Favilli on Saturday, January 24, 2015 as part of its annual retailer week and anniversary celebration in Granada.
About Mombacho Cigars SA
Founded in 2006, Mombacho Cigars SA is a craft cigar manufacturer operating within the historic Casa Favilli in Granada, Nicaragua. Under the leadership of Master Blender Claudio Sgroi, the company produces premium handmade cigars that are available in select markets around the world.